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On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, students from Eleanor Roosevelt High School enjoyed a thought-provoking visit to the Di Capo Opera Theatre. On this day, St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters sponsored a performance of "The Little Flower" a one-man-show starring Emmy Award-winning actor Tony Lo Bianco as the beloved Mayor of New York, Fiorello H. LaGuardia.

Covering his "last day as three-term Mayor of New York City in 1945" the performance was "educational, inspirational and at times comedic." The 11th grade students witnessed a historical glimpse into the life and career of Mayor La Guardia, a champion of the poor and under privileged.

We'd like to send a special thank you to Principal Mr. Saliani, Assistant Principal Mr. Winograd and Community Liason Ms. Allyson Genova-Hall for helping to coordinate this outing for the students.



We are here for another performance of this great show! Mayor LaGuardia served as the motivation for the show's artwork.


The "office" set where this brilliant story takes place. Chris S. (assistant to Mr. Lo Bianco) welcomes the students!

Bob W. of StFFP with actor Tony Lo Bianco.
A theatre packed with students enjoyed the historic lesson.
"We loved the story and learned so much. Thank You!"